The Night Watch Part One: ‘conchies’, air raids and hidden love – The Curiously Specific Book Club
We’re back, with our second novel set in the Second World War. This time, it’s The Night Watch by Sarah Waters, a passionate and intricate story of doomed love affairs among the falling bombs of the Blitz and the Baby Blitz. In part one we visit Lavender Hill, Wormwood Scrubs and the tall Georgian manor houses of Marylebone, as we make our way to a bombed-out mews off Rathbone Place. Along the way we discover the difficult history of conscientious objection, and the odd decision to allow model aeroplanes to fly near the walls of Wormwood Scrubs prison.
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